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Introducing Statewide Student Advisory Board on Community Schools

June 6, 2024

California is shifting its sights from doing its work for to working with students. Investments in students are being prioritized. Youth are being recognized as equal partners and natural contributors to the education system, one school site/region at a time. Nonetheless, there’s still much to discover about how we as a State continue to honor…

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Calling all Allies! CFJ Needs Your Support

April 29, 2024

What’s going down? Black and brown youth are the leaders we need to create schools rooted in racial justice and liberation. This vision guides our work and relationships at Californians for Justice. But right now, those values and vision for CA public schools are under attack.  For the last few months we have been the…

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A Bold and Powerful Student Panel in LBUSD

September 14, 2023

Above: Above: From left to right, Californians for Justice leaders Sydney, Sarai, Mel and Didi.    By Sicola Elliot, Capacity Building Manager   Education Reimagined in LBUSD was the theme for the LBUSD Managers meeting held on Friday August 25, 2023, at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. Californians For Justice…

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Student Leaders Back in Action at our Capital

September 14, 2023

On the last week of August, Californians For Justice made an appearance at the Capitol! What were we doing in Sacramento? We spent a day there to let our state representatives know what Black and Brown youth need to feel safe and supported at school. At CFJ, we believe in the Power of Relationships, so…

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Celebrating 3 Years of School Transformation in Long Beach

June 27, 2023

Eighty-plus attendees showed up on May 20th, 2023, to celebrate Year 3 of our Professional Learning Network (PLN), where five high schools have committed to transforming their Long Beach Unified school communities into racially just Relationship Centered Schools. Team members reflected over the past year’s progress and looked to the future for another year of…

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Here’s How We Can Support Teachers Year-Round

May 11, 2023

What’s the best way to show your teachers they’re appreciated? Investing in them and our schools! It’s no secret teachers deserve to be paid more. Retaining well-qualified, fully prepared and supported educators is one of the most critical solutions for racially just schools.. Our educators deserve  investment in professional development training for career advancement, more…

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Deep Learning As A Declaration of Love For CA Youth

May 9, 2023

By Asher Ki “Transformative  Community Schools Framework” is THE long-term strategy for whole school and systems transformation. Community schools are an authentic approach designed directly by impacted students, along with their families, community partners and educators, centered on a framework inclusive of partnership, equitable decision making, and learning as a tool for transformation. A strategy…

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68 Years Later: Let’s Fight to Fulfill the Promise of Brown v Board

May 17, 2022

We Have A Historic Opportunity to Create Racially Just, Relationship Centered Schools  It’s been 68 years since 13 Black families won their lawsuit to desegregate America’s public schools and secured the right to equal education for students of color. And yet, we know the fight against structural racism in our schools and communities is far…

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How to Celebrate Joyful, Loving and Radical Black Futures in our Schools

February 3, 2022

Are you ready to discuss bold Black Futures this month, because we are! We’re ready to imagine and build towards a future where Black students, parents and communities are honored for their power, uplifted and centered in the public school system.  This February and throughout the year, CFJ is examining what joyful, loving and radical…

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